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200 Must Do's in Orlando

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned Orlando vacationer, this list will surely provide a few unique ideas for what to do in Orlando during 2007 and beyond.

200 Must Do's in Orlando

The City Beautiful.
  • Dine privately at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant.
  • See how sea turtles hatch on the coast.
  • Eat fresh strawberries even on wintertime.
  • Be adventurous, walk under a monster truck at Race Rock Supercharged Restaurant.
  • Know your future from a psychic reader at the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.
  • Identify the celebrities and famous Orlando residents  through their caricatures at The Palm Orlando and Jack's Place
  • Go wet and wild at Wet ’n Wild
  • Dip into the water, at SeaWorld Orlando and swim with a beluga whale beside you.
  • Surf at Ron Jon’s Surfpark, opening summer 2007.  No need to go to beach..
  • Go swan boating at Lake Eola with you on the paddle.
  • Tickle your senses with the scent of roses at Harry P. Leu Gardens.
  • Try hooking bass to your line while fishing with a guide.
  • Visit The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Arts, feast your eyes at their Tiffany glass.
  • See the murals at Celebration Hotel .  Find chief Osceola.
  • Dare to touch a stingray? Try it at SeaWorld Orlando.
  • Thrill to the stampeding buffalos. at Dolly Parton’s  Stampede Dinner & Show.
  • Watch the manatees  coming upstream to bask in the warm waters in winter.at Blue Springs State Park. Enjoy counting them if you wish,
  • Go karts racing with your friends at Fun spot Action Park. 
  • Go sightseeing in an airboat and explore the headwaters of the Florida Everglades .
  • Experience driving a stock car at 125 mph (201 km/h) at Richard Petty Driving   Experience.
  • Be a tourist  in a world under a mile at Epcot.
  • Spend blissful hours at Port Canaveral just whale watching.
  • Dine to the soothing sounds of Hard Rock music at Hard Rock Café.
  • Go stargazing at the Orlando Science Center, and view the stars from the largest refractor telescope in Florida.
  • Enjoy a meal at Roy’s Restaurant and sample a Hawaiian fusion.
  • See the view from over the area in a hot air balloon.
  • Give yourself a gift -. “a little something” from Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Jimmy Choo or Coach at The Mall at Millena .
  • Ride a roller coaster and feel the G-forces at Universal’s Island of Adventure.
  • Relax, swim, and play with the dolphins at Discovery Cove.
  • Play golf at courses,  with restaurants and café’s as Tiger Woods.
  • Make your own roller coaster to your own design  at Wonder Works and Disney Quest.
  • Make your own teddy bear at the Florida Mall.
  • Recharge your evening at the Florida Music Festival to the sounds of hot new bands.
  • Round off your tour with a visit to the weird art and strange collections at Ripley’s  Believe it or not! Orlando Odditorium.
  • Play glow in the dark mini golf in the Festival Bay mall at Putting Edge.
  • Visit the Buena Vista Watersports or the Orlando Watersports Complex and take a course in water-skiing.
  • Wander around the park, explore antique shops on Orange Avenue and in mount Dora.
  • Take a break from the scorching summer heat. Body surf at Wet ‘n Wild Orlando or  Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
  • Feel the shiver of holding a gator or snake  at Gatorland.
  • Discover the beauty of a Bible- filled- life at WordSpring Discovery Center and The Holy  Land Experience..
  • Get big bargains at flea markets..
  • Try your luck  at Sterling Casino and SunCruz Casino, while cruising  in international waters.
  • Go jamming with friends at Bob Marley’s open-air house at Universal City Walk.
  • Capture the grace and beauty of ballet dancing at the Orlando Ballet Productiion,
  • Feel the shivers of being haunted every day at Terror in Orlando.
  • Learn arts at Crealde School of Art or at Maitland Art Center.
  • Be lost in a merry sampling of the nearly 150 wines sold by the ounce at The Wine in Winter Park through high tech Enomatic dispensing machine.
  • Recall the Seminole Indian War history at Fort Christmas.
  • Be a child, play in snow at Celebration at Christmas.
  • Let Arnold Schwarzenegger rescue you at Terminator 2:3D.
  • Visit Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center with Key West. St. Augustine, and the Everglades under one roof. 
  • See golf greats in person at a PGA or LPGA as they tackle the tour events
  • Inhale fresh air as you pedal down the Atlantic boardwalk at Disney’s boardwalk.
  • Taste the rich tang of oranges you personally picked from the tree.
  • After  your first gliding experience at Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding Flight Park glide slowly but surely to solid grounds .
  • Fight with comic villains at Universal Orlando Resort with Spider Man as your side kick.
  • Specialty martini? Sip a glass at Blue Martini. You’ll come back for another!
  • Enjoy a few drinks of local wines at Lakeridge Winery.
  • At Disney’s Once Upon a Toy, delight kids with new toys on show..
  • Be lost in Expedition Everest at Disney ‘s Animal Kingdom, escape from the Yeti..
  • Explode a margarita at the Universal city Walk..
  • Surprise everyone to your clowning flair with special effects at Cirque du Soleil
  • Enjoy a meal at your favorite theme park with your favorite characters.
  • A welcome break from the scorching summer heat, swim at Wekiwa Springs in awesome thermo all year-round!
  • Eat fries
  • Take a chance to shake your hips at Cowboy’s Orlando; learn country line dancing
  • Visit Eatonville. Renew ties with African-American community.
  • A pleasure for sports lovers to watch – baseball training for Atlanta Braves, or football training for Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s at  Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.
  • Italian ice cream at its best. Savor it at Portofino Hotel..
  • Shake hands with Mickay- the most famous mouse in the world.
  • Survive a spine-tingling, hair-standing thrill on the mummy at Universal Orlando.
  • Have a souvenir picture taken with a four-story Big Wheel bike at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
  • Dance the Salsa and meringue at Latin Quarter,  learn if you must.
  • Shop at Ron Jon ‘s Surf Shop for surf gear 24 hours a day , at Cocoa Beach.
  • A study for the art of glass-blowing is available at City Arts Factory in downtown   Orlando.
  • A carillon concert is a must –see at Historic Bok Sanctuary.
  • Your birth date is in the tile floors at the mall at Millena. Find it!
  • Explore International Drive on  an I-Ride Trolley.
  • Residents of Pine Valley, Port Charles and Llanview will b e at Disney-MGM Studios at  ABC’s Super Soap Weekend. You can meet them there..
  • Come to Universal Studios and see the actual shootings of your favorite stars.
  • ‘Train” in spaceflight simulators as an astronaut and tour at the Astronaut hall of Fame in the Kennedy space center.
  • Top goods at great prices are available at the areas outlet centers.
  • Regale your taste buds with the real key lime pie – it’s yellow!
  • You can dine outside ; restaurants and café’s abound with food to cater for every palate.
  • Learn skydiving  indoors at the iFLY Orlando.
  • Exchange pins at the Walt Disney Resort, at Epcot.
  • Visit the Corona Cigar Company and pick out a stogie from  1.5 million cigars!
  • Watch from the California Grill the spectacular fireworks of the Magic Kingdom at  Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
  • Touch a titanic iceberg at the Exhibition.
  • Spend an afternoon at Vans Skatepark, test your BMX skills.
  • Relax at the House of Blues, and view American folk arts for a change.
  • Learn hula dancing at a luau complete with grass skirts.
  • Practice hoop shooting at the NBA Stadium.
  • Milk a cow? Yes, at the Green Meadows Petting Farm.
  • Feel the shaking force of an earthquake only at Wonder Works.
  • Face to face with the Jaws? Come to SeaWorldOrlando.
  • Yours to enjoy – a breakfast in bed- in public at a trendy restaurant and nightclub in Thornton Park, The Beacon.
  • Traverse the waters at Silver Springs in the famous glass bottom boats.
  • Build something at LEGO Imagination Center, be it an animal, car or  anything.
  • Come across Disney’s Animal Kingdom and discover animals in The tree of Life.
  • Experience the “conga” beat. Bongos Cuban Café, at Gloria Estefan’s restaurant
  • View the area above Central Florida’s chain of lakes from a parasail.
  • Traverse the sea in a clamobile to Epcot with Nemo and his friends.
  • Journey through lakes and canals in a boat and gaze at the splendor of mansions in Winter Park.
  • Spend blissful hours at De Leon Springs, grill your own pancakes at an old sugar mill.
  • Be at Nickelodeon Family Suites and have a breakfast date with Dora the Explorer, or  SpongeBob Square Pants.
  • Have time to praise the Lord at the gospel brunch at House of Blues.
  • Stand at the Iron mountain, the highest point in Florida, at the Historic Bok Sanctuary.
  • Consider a mock marriage with Mickey and Minnie as your best man and maid of honor,
  • Experience terror at Disney-MGM by dropping 13 stories from the Tower of Terror.
  • Be a duck master at the The Peabody Orlando Duck March.
  • Fly through wild animals at  a safe distance.
  • Attend Silver Spurs Rodeo, and cheer on a cowboy.
  • In your own  in=hotel room theatre don’t be surprised if your surrounded.
  • Consider  acting as a marine life trainer at SeaWorld  Orlando for a day.
  • Visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and eat space food.
  • At the area spas, try wrapping your body with seaweeds and feel better.
  • Time to unwind:, enjoy romantic dining at Bergamo’s Italian Restaurant , with a singing waiter, serenading.
  • Appear at Disney-MGM Studios  and shrink.
  • See a moo-vie or a moo-ving play at the Mad Cow Theatre.
  • Join a NASCAR race, rev your engines.
  • Be at the skyline at Manuel’s  on the 28th.
  • Feel the bites of alligators and crocodiles at  Gatorland.
  • Avail of discount tickets for visitors at Orlando’s Official Visitor Center.
  • Do some shopping at any of nine regional  shopping malls.
  • Farmers markets are good sources for fresh products.
  • Come across Atlantis, the lost city, at SeaWorld Orlando.
  • Rent a Harley-Davidson and hunt for wild hogs.
  • Eat at the restaurant of 13 race car legends, their famous owner,
  • Walter Farley’s Black Stallion will be shown at Arabian nights.  Don’t fail to watch.
  • A chain saw gang will chase you during Halloween Horror Nights.
  • Get a bird’s eye view over the area from a helicopter.
  • Try solving mysteries at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows.
  • Find the straight line at seuss Landing.
  • At Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, try jumping 120 feet (37 meters) on a water   slide.
  • Marvel at the sights in Lake Eola. Picnic on the shores with friends.
  • At SAK Comedy Lab, share the spotlight with them.
  • Rock out unto the night in an impromptu concert  at universal Studios Florida by the  Blues Brothers.
  • Another dinner date at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Cinderella’s castle.
  • Cooking your own food will be an unforgettable experience at The Melting Pot.
  • You can  walk Universal Studios down New York avenue.
  • Have a space mission launching; SPACE  at Disney’s Epcot.
  • In under  two seconds, accelerate to 120 mph (201 km/h)  at G Force Drag   Racing.   .
  • .    Every night, you can enjoy fireworks.
  • Have a kayaking adventure and see otters and manatees in the spring waters.
  • At Daytona  USA, consider being a part of their crew..
  • In the Sky Seuss Trolley T rain Ride, spot some sneeches on the high, at Universal Islands of Adventure.
  • Don’t miss a night of music, an opera or a philharmonic orchestra.
  • See some films at the Enzian Theater, of the Florida Film Festival.
  • A must for jewelry lovers: visit creations of local artists at Grand Bohemian Gallery.
  • Last- minute gifts are available at the airport’s  
  • Time to loosen up, dance at Mannequins , on a spinning dance floor..
  • Eat fish and chips at Cricketers Arms Pub and Eatery or Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, and drink a pint.
  • From the rooftop bars of Latitudes and Sky60, see the beauty of downtown Orlando at night.
  • Be a “:splash victim”.at Shamu.
  • Play with Sea Lions, feed and bark at them..
  • Join the fun at Epcot, be a crash test dummy at Test Track..
  • Enjoy an evening of music  at the House of Blues or Hard Rock live, as top recording artists stage a live performance.
  • Frisbee golf with friens at Barnett Place..
  • At West Orange Trail, go on a rollerblading jaunt..
  • Select the largest, tallest, and fastest roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando, and ride to your heart’s content.
  • Visit the Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa Bay and stare at wild animals face to face..
  • See a predator of the deep at close range at Sharks Underwater Grill , SeaWorld Orlando.
  • Attend Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival and eat some sweet young corn.
  • Be at Universal Studios  with Shrek  to amuse you
  • See International Drive from a Wonder Works window in an upside down.position..
  • At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex have dinner with an astronaut..
  • Languish on a white sand beach.
  • Be amazed  in learning to draw cartoons at The Magic of Disney Animation at Disney-MGM Studios..
  • Play their game at the Orlando Science Center. Become a particle of food.
  • Attune to the Blue Man Group;  keep the beat  at Universal Orlando Resort – in the summer of 2007.
  • Look out on an African savannah from a distance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
  • Delight in rock ‘n’ roll music under water at  Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Test flying on the sky coaster and soar to the sky at Old Town Shopping , Dining & Entertainment.
  • Remember your knight at medieval times.  Cheer on them.
  • Experience the thrill of hang gliding  at Epcot’s Soarin’above California's redwood forests.
  • Spot the birds abundant on Orlando’s lakes, like the bald eagles and blue herons.
  • Tales of great African-American musicians are replayed at the Wells’ Built Hotel.  Br acquainted with them.
  • Drop at Chalet Suzanne, and buy a can of moon soup.
  • Marvel at the sights of nature’s spectacular beauty in Central Florida on horseback.
  • Sleep in a castle and dream of  knights in shining armor.
  • Observe the movie studio’s staff working in the costume department
  • Soak up the atmosphere of a pedicab ride on International Drive and bask vivid colors of nature’s works on a moonlight night.
  • Bet at a Jai-Alai game for fun..
  • Honor your heritage, whatever you are, whether Irish, Italian, Greek, Native American or Polish and be proud of them at local festivals.
  • Know the definition of a “cracker” at the Orange County Regional History Center and learn  the history of Orlando, its origins and culture.
  • An African safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom may become an unforgettable experience.
  • See the Rock ‘n Roller Coaster through the streets of Hollywood  starring Aerosmith at Disney-MGM Studios.
  • Experiment with the tasty dishes at Disney –MGM  Studios. Eat lunch or dinner at a  drive-in theatre with food seasoned to your liking..
  • A luxurious, citrus-themed spa treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Grand Lakes is a fitting end to a glorious tour.
  • Be tickled by comedians at the Orlando Improv or Dottie’s Orlando Comedy Theatre in some restful evenings..
  • Sail on the Rivership Romance with a lunch or dinner cruise down the St. Johns River
  • Be impressed by the famous water-ski show at the Cypress Gardens Adventure Park.
  • Join the crowd in a sing along-spree at a dueling piano bar at Howl at the Moon Orlando..
  • Attend a hilarious Italian-American wedding at Tony ‘n Tina’s wedding this coming Valentine’s Day of 2007 
  • At Full Speed Race and Golf, capture the checkered flag and race in a NASCAR..
  • Get a souvenir of this trip and add your collection items with some art pieces displayed at Café Tu Tu Taqngo.
  • Make a wish, turn yourself into a prince or a princes with the help of a Fairy Godmother in-training at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Downtown Disney.
  • At Disney’s Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, share the kitchen sink  with others.
  • Be a hero by defending the world against aliens at MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack at the Universal Studios
 

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